Summer Reading 2016 - Mendon-Upton Regional School District


Summer Reading 2016 - Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Summer Reading 2016
Regional Schools
Grade 2
Creating a school-wide culture of reading has always been a priority
for the teachers, librarians, and staff members in the Mendon-Upton
Regional Schools. In each school, that reading culture is built and
nurtured in numerous ways: through the study of literary elements,
read-alouds, book talks, literature circles, and author visits.
Summer is a perfect time to find books to read for pleasure. This list is
a starting point to help students select books that match their interests
and includes a variety of titles across many genres, levels, and lengths.
Our goal is to develop readers who not only can read, but who choose
to read for enjoyment.
Summer reading is also a great opportunity to enhance reading skills
and maintain fluency. According to a recent report from John
Hopkins University’s Center for Summer Learning, children who do
not read over the summer actually lose ground in reading proficiency.
The report concludes that the effect of reading 4-5 books during the
summer is large enough to prevent a decline in reading scores from
spring to fall.
We look forward to hearing about our students’ summer reading
favorites! Be sure to check out your local libraries in Mendon and
Upton for further suggestions and a wealth of additional titles.
Hot Off the Press
Song of the Poison Dragon
by Tracey West
Broadway Doggie #10
By Nancy Krulik and Sebastien
Summer Reading Expectations: Grade 2
Students entering Grade 2 are expected to read “just right” books or be read to. To keep track of your
reading progress, post the reading log chart on your refrigerator. List the titles and authors of the books
you have read or that someone reads to you. Star (*) the ones you would recommend to a friend! Bring this
list to your teacher during the first week of September. We are eager to hear about your favorite summer
reading! The following pages offer suggested readings and authors. They are only suggestions and
students are not expected to read every book on the list. Exploring other titles and topics is encouraged.
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Reading 2016
Favorite Authors
David Adler
Jan Brett
Marc Brown
Nick Bruel
Eric Carle
Lauren Child
Miriam Cohen
Donald Crews
Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura
Doreen Cronin
Tomie de Paola
Kate DiCamillo
Lois Ehlert
Don Freeman
Paul Galdone
Gail Gibbons
Kevin Henkes
Syd Hoff
Ezra Jack Keats
Eric Kimmel
Steve Krensky
Grace Lin
Leo Lionni
Jonathan London
Susan Lubner
James Marshall
Bill Martin
Robert McCloskey
Laura Numeroff
Jane O’Connor
Peggy Parrish
Favorite Series
Staff Recommendations
A to Z Mysteries
Amelia Bedelia
Diary of a Spider
By Doreen Cronin
The Berenstain Bears
Flat Stanley
Fancy Nancy
I Need My Monster by
Amanda Noll
Frog and Toad
Henry and Mudge
Ivy and Bean
The Perfect Nest
By Catherine Friend
Junie B. Jones
Little Critter
Magic Tree House
Mr. Putter and Tabby
Get Ready for Second
Grade, Amber Brown!
By Paula Danziger
My Weird School Daze
Nancy Clancy
Nate the Great
Stepping Stone Books
Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not
Go to Bed with Wringing
Wet Hair!
By Susan Lubner
Classics and Family Read-Aloud
Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Stone Soup by Heather Forest
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
Easy/Early Chapter
Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park
The Elephant and Piggie series by Mo
Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope
Building Background
Grade 2 Science:
• Changes of Matter: solids, liquids, gas
• Classify materials by properties
• Mapping landforms and water
• Animal habitats
Grade 2 Social Studies:
• Consumers and Producers
• Customs/Traditions
• Maps/Globes (mapping, continents, oceans,
rivers, mountains)
• Citizenship
2016 Caldecott Winners
By Lindsay Mattick
By Troy
Tips to encourage reading:
• Set aside a regular family reading
and/or read aloud time.
By Christian
• Read to your children, even the
older ones.
By Kevin Henkes
• Recognize that your child’s own
choice and interests are important
ingredients toward reading
• Let your child see you reading for
• Don’t forget to pack a book
wherever you go this summer.
By Carole
Association for Library Service to Children notable books 2016:
Summer Reading 2016
Spanish Immersion
Abuelo and The Three Bears/Abuelo y Los Tres Osos by Jerry Tello
Junie B. Jones y su Gran Bocota by Barbara Park
Margaret y Margarita by Lynn Reisner
Abran Paso a los Patitos (Make Way for Ducklings by Robert
Cuida tu Planeta by Lauren Child
Los Osos Berenstain y Las Peleas Entre Amigos (Berenstain Bears
and the Trouble with Friends)
The Hare and The Tortoise/ La Liebre y La Tortuga by Eulalia Valeri
Finding a Book That’s Right For You!
While reading this summer, don’t forget to choose a
book that’s just right for you! Read the back of the
book or inside the front cover to find out what the
book is about. Turn to a page in the book and use
the Five Finger Rule.
Five Finger Rule
Open the book to any page and start reading. Every
time you read a word you don’t know, hold up one
finger. After reading a whole page, use the
guidelines below to find out if the book is too easy,
too hard or just right for you.
# of Fingers
The Book is:
Too Easy
Just Right!
Too Hard
RazKids: Students should still have access to their RazKids accounts throughout the summer. This is a
great way to have students read for 20 min a day in a format they enjoy.
Summer Reading Log
For students entering grades K-2
Post this chart on your refrigerator. List the titles and authors of the books you have read or that someone
reads to you. Star (*) the ones you would recommend to a friend! Bring this list to your teacher during the
first week of September. We are eager to hear about your favorite summer reading!
Student Name:_________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature:______________________________
Entering Grade_______ in Fall 2016

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